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Knot Type
  • Friction hitch

  • Ddrt (doubled rope technique)

Suggested Cordage Size
  • 10mm on 11-13mm host line

Further Comments
  • The Prusik knot is often the first friction hitch taught to most new climbers. Whilst there are many better knots available it remains a safe and reliable knot, particularly for climbers new to the job. The Prusik is formed with an endless loops which can vary in length depending on how many wraps the climber wishes to take, and also personal prefence to overall length of the hitch. This can dictate how much distance the climber can move in any one body thrust. Being a symmetrical knot, the Prusik can be used in either direction. Suggested knot size has been listed as 10mm, which is based on being used with a 12-13mm climbing line as life support. However the Prusik is tied with a variety of different cords depending on application.

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Step 1 - Take a pre-formed prusik loop as shown Step 2 - Take a wrap, passing the cord through the wrap Step 3 - Take a second wrap, again passing it through itself Step 4 - Dress and set
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